I am actually growing a goatee at the moment in support of my MoBros at work, but I don’t think I’d grow one as long as the beer beard, and I don’t drink beer. I do, however, drink coffee, so the Coffee Talkies are right up my street!
Show broadcast 6-8pm Sunday 28th Nov. 2010
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Otis Taylor – Rain So Hard
The Nightflies – Delta Moon
Charlie Musselwhite – Where Highway 61 Runs
Billy Price & Fred Chapellier – When The Lights Came On
Marcus Bonfanti – Will Not Play Your Game
The John O’Leary Band – Little By Little
Robert Johnson – Stop Breaking Down
John Primer – Poor Man Blues
Claude Hay – Don’t Give Me That
John Campbell – Voodoo Edge
Storm Warning – On The Road
Lubriphonic – Killing Floor
Robert Johnson – Terraplane Blues
Muddy Waters – Cold Weather Blues
Mike Zito – Natural Born Lover
The Nightflies – Bloodsucker
Philip Sayce – Tennessee Girl
Moneymaker – The Thrill is Gone
Dani Wilde – I Don’t Even Care
The Nighflies – Don’t Mess With Me
Tommy Emmanuel C.G.P.– Guitar Boogie
I’ll be supporting Whole Hog at Cameron’s Club in Hartlepool next Friday, Dec 3rd. Here’s a song I’ll probably be playing:
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King King – Broken Heal
Sharrie Williams and The Wise Guys – Gotta Go Through Hell
Frank Latorre and the King Bees – Liar
Claude Hay – Get Me Some
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Jump That Train
Amy Helm – Next Time You See Me
Buddy Guy and BB King – Stay Around A Little longer
Jim Byrnes – Take Out Some Insurance
Hot Tuna – That’ll Never Happen no more
The Nightflies – Delta Moon
Paul Lamb – Come To The Conclusion
John Hammond – Ain’t That Lovin You Babe
Roosevelt Franklin – Safety Boy Blues
Billy Price – Can’t Lose The Blues
Claude Hay – Deep Fried and Satisfied
Mel Brown – My Baby Wants To Boogie
Michael Hill’s Blues Mob – Casey Jones
Mark Hummel – Honey Bee Blues
Matt Schofield – Mother Earth
Vincent Hayes Project – Double Talk
Mike Wilhelm – Fan It
Ronnie Earl – Cristo Redentor
I’m having a bit of trouble converting the rest of the songs, but here is the first 10 minutes or so of our one and only gig.
A great range of glass, bottleneck slides, either custom made or ready to roll. I feel an antipodean purchase coming on.
Apart from the slides, these guys have started a small record label too. There’s loads of tracks to listen to for free. I listened to them all. I loved them all!
I love the sound that Tin Pan have and I’ve played a few tracks on the Blues Show. Here, Clifford from the band takes us through his equipment.
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Retro Deluxe – Blues Infusion
Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three – LaLa Blues
Tom Principato – Don’t Want To Do It
Homemade Jamz Blues Band – I’m The Man
Simon McBride – Dead Man Walking
Sugar Bs – interview and:
Checkin Up On My Baby
Down To The Doctor
Jim Byrnes – Can’t Get That Stuff No More
Harry Manx – I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
Virgil and The Accelerators – If You Have To Know
Joanne Shaw Taylor interview and:
Dead and Gone
Can’t Keep Living Like This
Nina Simone – My Man is Gone Now
Chrissie O’Dell – Found Me A Man
Eden Brent – Beyond My Broken Dreams
John O’Leary – Black Cat Bone
Tin Pan – Gambler’s Blues
Vincent Hayes Project – Sticky Thigh Jive
Here’s the interview I did with Joanne Shaw Taylor at the Woodcutter in Hartlepool on Friday night.
I was fortunate enough to do the stage announcements for last night’s gig which featured Joanne Shaw Taylor and Virgil (bass) and Gabriel (drums) from the Accelerators at The Woodcutter in Hartlepool. A packed crowd were ecstatic from start to finish as Joanne and the guys tore the roof off.
I was also fortunate enough to be able to interview Joanne before the gig about her new album Diamonds in the Dirt. After the recorder was switched off, we spent some time talking about guitars and so on.
One of these:
Telecaster gifted to Joanne when she was in Dave Stewart’s band (she was only 17) She said it was in a much worse state that this when she got it. Seymour Duncan Jazz Humbucker at neck with coil tap, SD single coil at bridge, model not known. The neck is from a 55 Tele, the body isn’t Fender.
Mid 50s Esquire which she picked up when she was 15. It had been butchered with a knife. Same pickups as Tele apart from coiltap.
I’m not sure if it was a volume or a wah pedal, either way I don’t think she used it – into Boss Tuner into Ibanez Tube Screamer (she used to use two, one for gain and one for boost) into Boss Delay (used very sparingly but very effectively) into TwinStomp Booster – I think this is why she only has one tubescreamer.
and a 4×12 marshall cab (very light coloured grille cloth – just visible in photo)
Her normal amps are stock valve Fenders (recent pics with a Blackstar backline are confusing, they weren’t hers) but she is using a Marshall as she feels the new album has a more “rock” sound.
Sounded lovely with plenty of variation of tone.
Joanne switched fairly easily between using a plec and her thumb and fingers – sometimes plucking so hard with her thumb you could hear the “thwack” as the strings snapped back in place – which I guess is how she snapped the string on the tele.
She also made excellent use of her guitar volume controls and switched pickups frequently during solos.
Joanne had some classical guitar training as a child and some of that stuff still comes through in her playing.
All in all – and I don’t say this lightly – one of the best guitar players I have ever seen.
Full of passion, fun, tone, style and so much more.